UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Away from Home: Protecting and Supporting Children on the Move

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AUTHOR Daniela Reale
ORGANIZATION Save the Children UK
TYPE Working Paper
DATE 2008
TOPIC Migration
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

Millions of children are on the move, both within and between countries, with or without their parents. They are part of large-scale population movements currently taking place in many parts of the world. This trend is set to continue over the next few decades, driven by economic developments, violent conflict, state failure, natural disasters, and environmental and resource pressures, especially climate change. Yet, despite the numbers of children involved, the needs and interests of children on the move are largely absent from mainstream debates on both child protection and migration. As a result, most governments and international institutions have failed to develop effective policy responses to help these vulnerable children.


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